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Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
fatigues. three years from now, people will be writing columns about obama fatigue, just as they did about clinton fatigue and bush fatigue and reagan fatigue. franklin roosevelt only gave 30 fireside chats in 12 years. he understood instinctively the dangers of overexposure. he also controlled the media to an extent that modern presidents could not hope to. host: looking back, fdr broke the unwritten code of serving more than two terms. he was elected to four terms. in today's modern age, could we have more than two terms for any president? guest: great question. >> you worked for ronald reagan. if his health was better, of course, would he have run for a third term? guest: i doubt it. he talked about it after he left office. he was going to campaign for appeal of that amendment. he thought the american people should be able to vote for anyone wanted to vote for. it is very difficult to imagine after eight years of office -- we've used up our presidents. that is why this string of two- term presidents is really so unusual. we have a string of one-term presidencies before that. that
Jan 20, 2013 2:20pm EST
material. kennedy, and then 50 years later, here is one for the obama parade. you can see it in the individual things that people make. my colleague was standing in the crowd next to a woman wearing this hat at the next inauguration, and i think it just speaks -- the kind of enthusiasm that we all witnessed on the mall in 2009. april came full of support, excitement, -- people came full of support, excitement, enthusiasm, wanted to be part of this larger experience, and i think that is, in part, what inaugurations are all about. >> not a look at the western side of the capital where president obama will be publicly sworn in tomorrow. special flags are hung on the facades of the capital. guard wills -- guardrails and chairs set up for those with tickets. we will have live coverage starting at 7:00 a.m. eastern time tomorrow. we're going to take a blue nl at -- look at don ritchie with a historical perspective. he also talks about vice- president andrew johnson's inaugural address. this is about one hour. [applause] >> thanks very much. that was a tough act to follow, but i will try m
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